Chinese (Mandarin) Language Classes | 6-week progressive programs

Kuang, J. B. (Instructor)
Kuang, J. B. has a Bachelor’s degree from University of Minnesota Twin Cities. Currently, he is a PhD Candidate at UMass Lowell. Although a science student, he has a passion for languages and does enjoy teaching his native language Chinese. He is also working as a teaching assistant which includes lecturing, designing homework, quizzes etc for his students. Before coming to the US, Mr. Kuang has worked as a Teaching Assistant in Hubei University in China.

Chinese classes meet once per week for a 2.5-hour lesson. At each level, the program length is 6 weeks. We offer levels 1 to 6 and beyond.

HIGHLIGHTS: Experienced and qualified teachers, structured teaching, communicative approach, and measurable results.

TEXTBOOK: New Practical Chinese Reader (Beijing University Press). The textbook is not included in the price.

New Practical Chinese Reader is a series of textbooks for English speakers sponsored by the Chinese Ministry of Education. It consists of 70 lessons in six volumes, covering for three years of instruction. The objective is to develop the student's ability to communicate in Chinese with listening, speaking, reading and writing skills.

We cover 15 lessons of Vol I and the first 5 lessons of Vol II in our Levels 1 to 6.
Level 1 covers lessons 1 - 4
Level 2 covers lessons 5 - 8
Level 3 covers lessons 9 - 12
Level 4 covers lessons 13 - 15
Level 5 covers lessons 1 - 5 of Vol II
Level 6 covers lessons 6 - 10 of Vol II

While we use the prescribed textbook throughout the course, the lesson plans exhibit teacher’s experience and the adaptability skills in view of the classroom's changing needs.  We believe that using a textbook yields the best results for beginner and intermediate students. Therefore, it’s advisable to buy the prescribed textbook(s). They also provide explanatory information that may be useful for a questioning adult student and for homework.


  •  April-June Session ( begins week of April 24, ends week of June 1)
  • Registration deadline: April 10
  • Other sessions


Level 1 - Mondays, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm 
Level 2 - Tuesdays, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm